Japan firms boost bluefin farming as sea stocks decline

Mar 30, 2016

Japan firms boost bluefin farming as sea stocks decline

Japanese companies are increasingly looking to bluefin tuna farming as a source of growth as its population in the sea declines. Food-maker Nippon Suisan Kaisha Ltd. is researching how to farm bluefin by artificially hatching eggs or fattening juvenile fish to maturity. Maruha Nichiro ...

Mar 23, 2016

U.S. expands tougher 'dolphin-safe' rules around the world

The United States, facing sanctions for discriminating against Mexican tuna imports, is expanding tougher rules for labeling tuna “dolphin-safe” on the rest of the world instead of easing up on Mexico. Last fall, the World Trade Organization ruled that the United States was unfairly ...

Japan weighs annual catch quota for endangered Pacific bluefin tuna

Feb 23, 2016

Japan weighs annual catch quota for endangered Pacific bluefin tuna

The Fisheries Agency is considering adopting annual catch limits for Pacific bluefin tuna, which according to an international conservation body is facing extinction, government sources said. The new total allowable catch quotas, to be tested nationwide from July, would replace the existing framework of ...

All at sea: Lack of regulations hurting tuna stocks

Jan 30, 2016

All at sea: Lack of regulations hurting tuna stocks

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Adorning the walls of Kanji Nishi’s three-roomed apartment are a dozen framed photos. None features his children, Shota and Chisato, who are sitting cross-legged on the floor shunning smartphones for origami artistry. Instead, Nishi is seen posing alongside a different kind of pride and ...

JICA-trained Vietnamese fishermen sell first tuna in Japan

Jan 22, 2016

JICA-trained Vietnamese fishermen sell first tuna in Japan

The sale of tuna caught in Vietnamese waters at a wholesale market in Osaka on Friday marked a major step forward for fishermen who have struggled to keep their catches fresh enough for Japanese tastes. The fishermen have adopted a system that stuns the ...

Japan's tuna king laments Tsukiji market move

Jan 20, 2016

Japan's tuna king laments Tsukiji market move

Kiyoshi Kimura’s ear-to-ear grin is tough to miss in Japan — it is splashed across ubiquitous billboards advertising his nationwide sushi chain. But the self-styled “Tuna King” is not smiling about plans to move Tokyo’s Tsukiji market, the world’s biggest raw-fish emporium, and says ...